News for Tuesday, December 6, 2011

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BOC authorizes airport-area beautification agreement

The Clayton County Board of Commissioners approved an agreement with the Georgia Department of Transportation, on Tuesday, that will allow the county to begin landscaping work on the Charles W. Grant Parkway exit ramp, off Interstate 75-North.

Tara Field becoming Atlanta South Regional Airport

Local government leaders moved one step closer to positioning Henry County’s newly-acquired airport as a drawing card for business and economic development, by changing the name of the former Clayton County Airport at Tara Field, to the Atlanta South Regional Airport.

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Closeness key to Lovejoy’s success

Kevin May wasn’t ready to declare that the group of middle school football players he coached would some day be playing for a state title, but the former Lovejoy Middle School coach knew they were a special group.

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BOE’s Garrett accused of downloading pornography on district computer

Clayton County Board of Education Member Trinia Garrett could be sanctioned after an investigator discovered several downloads of what is alleged to be pornography on a district computer in her possession.

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Remembering the attack on Pearl Harbor

A Pearl Harbor Ceremony of Remembrance will be held at the Veterans Wall of Honor, at Heritage Park, 101 Lake Dow Road, just off Ga. Highway 81 East, in McDonough.

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Police search for man giving candy to children

Suspect drives white van

Authorities are on the lookout for a man who gave candy to children as he drove through their neighborhood.

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COUPON QUEEN: Why coupon value can vary store to store

Jill Cataldo saves hundreds on groceries by making the most of the common coupon. You can, too.

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Gladly adjusting to the new normal — Jason A. Smith

For years now, I’ve been a creature of habit. I’ve grown accustomed to doing things a certain way, and rarely do I ever voluntarily stray from my routines. But, recent events have reminded me that, sometimes, shaking up my sense of normalcy is exactly what I need.

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The absence of faith — Martha Carr

In a culture that has gotten inundated for generations with heroes that took most or all of the credit, crowing about how they are better, faster, smarter, richer, it must really throw some people for a loop to hear Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow praise God and say, it’s not all about me. Apparently, it even angers some of them.

Savannah police find dead newborn in garbage truck

Savannah police are investigating the death of a newborn baby found amid trash in the back of a garbage truck.

State Sen. Vincent Fort discloses he has prostate cancer

State Sen. Vincent Fort says he has prostate cancer. The Atlanta Democrat told The Associated Press he was diagnosed this summer and is deciding now on a course of treatment.

Macon native soul singer Howard Tate dies at 72

Soul singer Howard Tate has died in his New Jersey apartment a decade after a career resurrection that followed years of tragedy and obscurity.

Georgia PSC approves low-income heating assistance

The Georgia Public Service Commission has approved spending $10 million to help low-income and older people pay their heating bills.

McBerry, Barbara Kathleen Johnsey

Mrs. Barbara Kathleen Johnsey McBerry, 81, of Jonesboro, passed away, Dec. 3, 2011.

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Angel Ride benefits injured officers, families

Angels on Harleys pulled into Jonesboro Saturday morning to save Christmas for the families of two Clayton County police officers, out of work after being hurt on the job in separate crashes.

Crazy Horse, Pink Pony lose licenses

Former strip clubs may appeal ruling

A Forest Park compliance hearing officer has revoked the business and alcohol licenses held by two former strip clubs, as outlined in a blistering summation of his findings of facts released Monday.

Morrow police make second arrest in robbery

Morrow police have made a second arrest in an armed robbery that occurred on Sept. 10, at a Shell station.

Jonesboro considering changes to yard sale ordinance

The Jonesboro City Council is weighing whether to approve changes to the town’s yard sale ordinance that would alter how residents use the 12 days on which they are allowed to have yard sales each year.

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Forest Park partners with Santa to call kids

When Santa can't drop in on Forest Park before Christmas, he picks up the phone and calls local children to chat about their holiday list, school, pets and family.

Jonesboro considering changes to yard sale ordinance

The Jonesboro City Council is weighing whether to approve changes to the town’s yard sale ordinance that would alter how residents use the 12 days on which they are allowed to have yard sales each year.

BOC authorizes airport-area beautification agreement

The Clayton County Board of Commissioners approved an agreement with the Georgia Department of Transportation, on Tuesday, that will allow the county to begin landscaping work on the Charles W. Grant Parkway exit ramp, off Interstate 75-North.

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Forest Park partners with Santa to call kids

When Santa can't drop in on Forest Park before Christmas, he picks up the phone and calls local children to chat about their holiday list, school, pets and family.

Morrow police make second arrest in robbery

Morrow police have made a second arrest in an armed robbery that occurred on Sept. 10, at a Shell station.

Anderson, Mary Ann

Mary Ann Anderson, 63, of Locust Grove, passed away Saturday, Dec 3, 2011.

BOE's Garrett accused of downloading pornography on district computer

Clayton County Board of Education Member Trinia Garrett could be sanctioned after an investigator discovered several downloads of what is alleged to be pornography on a district computer in her possession.

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Police search for man giving candy to children

Authorities are on the lookout for a man who gave candy to children as he drove through their neighborhood.

Nothing tricky about Lovejoy-Tucker showdown

So, what do you call on 14th down and the longest yard?

Remembering the attack on Pearl Harbor

A Pearl Harbor Ceremony of Remembrance will be held at the Veterans Wall of Honor, at Heritage Park, 101 Lake Dow Road, just off Ga. Highway 81 East, in McDonough.

The absence of faith - Martha Carr

There's a controversy swirling around Denver Broncos' quarterback, Tim Tebow, who has been taking the opportunity to thank Jesus Christ during football games.

COUPON QUEEN: Why coupon value can vary store to store

Question: "I usually shop at the same supermarket. However, I was drawn to shop at a competitor this week when it offered triple manufacturer coupons. A name brand of microwave popcorn was on sale for $1.62, buy one, get one free. I had a 75-cent coupon. If my coupon were tripled to $2.25, I would receive 63 cents in overage when I purchased the product, which is how my regular supermarket treats coupon deals. However, the competitor only "tripled" my 75-cent coupon to $1.62, enough to cover the actual price of the popcorn without going over. How common is the practice of limiting savings to the amount of the cost of the product? Do stores normally post their coupon policies? Where would one expect to find them posted? Is there a law that requires grocery stores to post their policies?

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Gladly adjusting to the new normal - Jason A. Smith

I’ve had a bit of an epiphany in the last few weeks.

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